Bangkok Thailand Map; Pineapple Guesthouse (Karon Beach)

Phuket Thailand is blessed amongst many fine hotels as well as resorts, as well as these stimulate got somewhat taken over much of the beachfront holding on the master copy beaches. Gone (long ago) are the days spoken of past times Tony Wheeler inwards his intro to my well-thumbed Lonely Planet South Eastern Asia On a Shoestring - he says Patong (in 1974) had no resorts but had "an opened upwards shelter where you lot could campsite for iii Baht a night". Well, every domestic dog has it's day, as well as you lot can't halt progress. It's the same storey all over the world. Backpackers uncovering a place, hence guesthouses, beach huts, restaurants, bars as well as all the essential services chop-chop mushroom, hence the house is flora past times "flashpackers", hence independent (but non poor) travelers, hence all hell breaks liberate as well as Lo! You stimulate got a tourist resort, much hated past times the mutual backpacker.

Thailand is all this as well as more, amplified 100 fold. Thailand is the original Lonely Planet Destination, as well as is all the same far as well as away the most pop backpacker finish inwards the world, although equally Alex Garland wrote - "One of these days I'm going to detect 1 of those Lonely Planet writers as well as I'm going to enquire him, 'What's hence f***ing lonely nigh Khao San Road?'"

Phuket Thailand is considered besides expensive as well as besides "touristy" for backpackers. Personally, equally a resident who stays away from the tourist areas, I disagree, but equally a resident you lot stimulate got a rather unlike perspective. Personally I detect Koh Tao as well as sure enough Phi Phi to a greater extent than touristy than Phuket Thailand inwards that at that topographic point is aught at that topographic point other than tourism. Phuket Thailand has a large local population as well as was already a busy as well as relatively good off say earlier whatever tourists arrived. What backpackers hateful past times "touristy" is "a house besides upmarket for a depression budget traveler". But nosotros are all tourists. I am a tourist as well as I stimulate got been hither since 1999.

Excuse the rambling prelude. Accommodation prices inwards Phuket Thailand create tend to survive a petty high for your average backpacker, but at that topographic point are options, peculiarly inwards Phuket Thailand Town, where the On On Hotel tin survive flora as well as many other hostels. Near the beach is a chip trickier as well as you lot may stimulate got to pay xv dollars a nighttime (wow!) for a cheaper room. In the Karon Plaza expanse at the Southern terminate of Karon Beach are several options similar the Doolay Hostel, JJ Inn, as well as more. Here at Karon beach you lot tin detect the Pineapple Guesthouse, which is run past times Steve, a really overnice English linguistic communication guy as well as his married adult woman Lek.



(above) Pineapple Guesthouse Front

Karon Plaza is built around a pocket-sized temple, as well as tin survive a petty difficult to find! From the beach, caput upwards the route past times the Orchid Resort as well as you'll detect the entrance to the Plaza adjacent to a tailors. Pineapple is only circular the corner from the petty temple adjacent door to Mama Noi restaurant, contrary the Siam Commercial Bank. The rooms are fairly simple, but all stimulate got bathroom, as well as all aircon rooms stimulate got cable TV, a refrigerator as well as minibar. The prices commencement at only 500 Baht inwards high season, as well as agency lower inwards depression season. You tin ever endeavor bespeak for a long remain discount too. And only for "real" backpackers, there's a dorm besides - beds at 180 Baht per night!



(above) Pineapple Guesthouse Room

Karon Plaza is a repose area. I would recommend Pineapple if you lot similar early on nights but also similar to survive nigh a chip of life. Near Pineapple is a corking petty bar called 75 Satang, as well as you lot stimulate got lots of street nutrient on the master copy road, addition petty restaurants similar Pim's Kitchen for inexpensive Thai nutrient or endeavor Mama Noi adjacent door to Pineapple. Also inwards the plaza is Sunrise Divers, where I am the manager!

So, if you lot desire a skillful lower toll selection inwards Phuket Thailand , I propose you lot endeavor the Pineapple Guesthouse. It's only v minutes walk from the beach as well as you lot tin teach a really skillful large English linguistic communication breakfast as well as other English linguistic communication fashion dishes similar Egg, Bacon, Chips as well as Beans correct at that topographic point at the guesthouse, as well as Thai dishes too.

For amount data as well as booking, you lot tin take in the Pineapple Guesthouse website:

Pineapple Guesthouse Website

or majority online at Agoda : Pineapple Guesthouse

Low Budget Places to Stay inwards Phuket Thailand (on my We Love Phuket Thailand blog) - skillful listing of guesthouses

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